Thick-leaved Stonecrop - Sedum dasyphyllum

Alternative names
Corsican stonecrop
Sedum burnatii

A small, low growing, succulent plant with ascending stems readily rooting at the base which provide an anchorage. It has broad grey-green leaves and small whitish flowers. Like many of the Stonecrop family it can be mat forming in suitable conditions.

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A garden plant which has become naturalised and typically grows on the crumbling surfaces of old walls. It may also be found in quarries, cemeteries and on limestone rocks.

When to see it

In flower during June and July.

Life History

Perennial herb.

UK Status

Occasional as a naturalised plant, mainly recorded from the southern half of Britain.

VC55 Status

Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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